Ford Motor Company (F) is Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to Neutral

Ford Motor Company (F) was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. BofA/Merrill advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 29, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ford Motor Company. Credit Suisse Downgraded Ford Motor Company on Feb 24, 2016 to ” Underperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $13.

On the company’s financial health, Ford Motor Company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Jan 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.51. The company had revenue of $37900.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $36272.46 million. The company’s revenue was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.26 EPS.

Ford Motor Company opened for trading at $13.64 and hit $13.71 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $13.66, with a gain of 0.44% or 0.06 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,71,51,410 shares. Company has a market cap of $54,224 M.

In a different news, on Apr 6, 2016, Mark Fields (President and CEO) sold 757,730 shares at $12.82 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 7, 2016, William Clay Jr Ford (Exec. Chairman and Chairman) sold 1,090,000 shares at $13.60 per share price. On Mar 4, 2016, Stuart J. Rowley (Vice President and Controller) sold 10,000 shares at $13.59 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Ford Motor Company (Ford) manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. The Company operates in two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services. Automotive sector includes North America South America Europe Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific segments. Financial Services sector includes Ford Motor Credit Company and Other Financial Services segments. Its automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. Other Financial Services includes a range of businesses including holding companies and real estate-related activities. The Company has around 62 plants across the world. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Ford Motor Credit Company LLC it provides automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers throughout the world.

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